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25 Above-Average Facts About Illinois

Shaunacy Ferro

It was home to America's largest ancient city.

The Missing Links: Secrets of 'Supermarket Sweep'

Colin Patrick

Astronomy-Themed Planters Take Their Inspiration From the Kuiper Belt

Rebecca OConnell

These hanging planters each represent a body found in the Kuiper Belt.

Experience Two Months on an Icebreaker Boat in Five Minutes

Michele Debczak

Watch an icebreaker vessel navigate Antarctic waters.

Former 'Rugrats' Storyboard Artist Imagines the Characters as Adults

Rebecca OConnell

The Rugrats are all "growed up" and they are not pretty.

Pod City: 15 Classic Podcasts Featuring ‘SNL’ Alums

Whitney Matheson

Some of your favorite 'SNL' alums spill the beans in these amazing podcast episodes.

Saving the World's Fastest Ocean Liner From the Scrap Yard

Kirstin Fawcett

Owners of the SS United States are struggling to preserve the ship and transform it into a floating museum.

Cloud of Birds Startled by Earthquake Shows up on National Weather Service Radar

Michele Debczak

The Oklahoma quake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2011.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news items from all over.

This Futuristic Fitting Room Has an Interactive Touch-Screen Mirror

Anna Green

Oak Labs wants to bring clothing shopping into the 21st century.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Rainforest Cafe

Sara Morrow

Its founder went to incredible lengths to sell his idea.

This Smart Dog Bowl Monitors Your Pet's Diet and Food Supply

Andrew LaSane

And reorders food when the supply is low.

Photographer Captures the Beauty of Rescued Birds

Rebecca OConnell

Leila Jeffreys photographs birds from all over the world.

To Save Endangered Quolls, Conservationists Throw Toad Sausages Out of Helicopters

Kate Horowitz

Desperate times call for desperate measures.